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“Tough new rules” designed to protect UK’s critical infrastructure come into force

New measures put in place by the Government to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and digital services from cyber attacks and computer network failure have come into force. Bosses of firms in the health, water, energy, transport and digital infrastructure spheres will...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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Top Five largest tech IPO of all time Avast now listed on London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange has welcomed Avast, a leading global cyber security solutions provider, to the Premium Segment of the Main Market, raising $200 million in primary proceeds and $616.6 million in secondary proceeds pre-greenshoe with a valuation of $3.23 billion. Avast is...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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City of London Police launches new initiative to fight cyber crime focused on businesses in Square Mile

The City of London Police has launched a new initiative to make the Square Mile more secure from cyber attacks. Cyber Griffin will see specially-trained officers lead a series of community-focused exercises which will include threat briefings, incident response training an...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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Research reveals nearly 50% of employees accidentally leak sensitive company data

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that 45% of those employees surveyed have mistakenly shared e-mails containing key data with unintended recipients, including personal information (15%), bank details (9%), attachments (13%) and other confidential...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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World’s biggest marketplace selling Internet-paralysing DDoS attacks taken down

The administrators of the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) marketplace webstresser.org were arrested on 24 April as a result of Operation Power Off, a complex investigation led by the Dutch police and the UK’s own National Crime Agency with the support of Europol and a dozen...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Director Jeremy Fleming unveils plans for all-new GCHQ site in Manchester

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming has announced the organisation’s plans to open a new site in Manchester. The all-new secure location in the North West of England will be at the heart of the nation’s security, using “cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity”...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Axis Communications awarded Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation in UK

Axis Communications, the network video technology pioneer, has recently received Cyber Essentials accreditation in the UK. The scheme, which was launched by the Government back in 2014, encourages businesses of all sizes in any industry to adhere to Best Practice in the field of...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Home Secretary unveils detail underpinning law enforcement crackdown on Dark Web

Speaking at the recent CYBERUK Conference in Manchester, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that, as part of a £9 million fund, law enforcement’s response to The Dark Web will be bolstered to tackle those who use the anonymity of the online space for illegal activities such as...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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“Multi-cloud use and compliance requirements shape encryption strategies” finds Thales’ Global Encryption Study

Critical information systems, cyber security and data security specialist Thales has announced the results of the company’s extensive 2018 Global Encryption Trends Study. The report, which is based on independent research conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by...
Posted On 05 Apr 2018
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Attacks on macro-less Word documents rise as ‘Zero Day’ malware variants jump by 167%

Total malware attacks are up by 33% and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick their victims and deliver malicious payloads. That’s according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, which is based on...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018